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      10-02-2012 09:26 PM #16206
      AT&T clearly has their own definition of unlimited. last month, I hit more than 3GBs on my iPhone 4. I got the text saying that if it happens in the next month, they'd throttle my data. and within 5 days of having my iPhone 5, I get another message stating I was over the 5GB soft cap of my LTE plan. I'm definitely feeling the slowdown right now.

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      10-02-2012 10:23 PM #16207
      nobody should be surprised about being throttled on "unlimited" data plans.

      at the end of the day, it's a business.
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      10-03-2012 12:54 AM #16208
      I'm having a problem with my iPhone 4, tried going to the telus store where I got it, they had no idea, tried taking it to a guy that does cell phone repairs (a sign in the window claimed he "specializes" in iphone repairs), and no one has ever heard of the phone acting like this.

      So here it is, its doing a few strange things. First, I noticed when I go into my contacts, and go into an individual contact, the "edit" button that should be in the top right corner is no longer there. So I cannot edit contact information. As a result, I have multiple contacts in there for quite a few people, as they have changed phone numbers, email addresses, etc. I don't know exactly when this happened, but I first noticed it sometime after I had updated to ios5. I am currently running ios6.

      Another strange thing, is in the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" menu, under "My Info", it has the contact for some random people in my phone. I tried to switch it back to my name, but when I did that, it wouldn't display ANY of my contacts. They all disappeared. When I switched back "My Info" to my name, all of the sudden they all came back.

      Another thing is the bluetooth appears to not be working anymore either. It was working fine, I had it paired with the stereo in my truck as well as a motorolla roadster in my work vehicle until a few weeks ago when although it said it was paired, wouldn't work.

      Does anyone have any idea what might be going on with it? Its out of warranty, and the nearest Apple store is a few hours away to go there and get them to look at it, but I am thinking I might end up having to do that.

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      10-03-2012 01:13 AM #16209
      and you've restored it?

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      10-03-2012 01:56 AM #16210
      Apple's marketshare up 2.4 points in the latest round of data versus an increase of only 1.7 points for Google's Android.


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      10-03-2012 03:01 AM #16211
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      Verizon.

      Unlimited is unlimited. There would be no reasons for carriers to remind you your data usage for unlimited plans. I have not gotten one msg from Verizon regarding my data usage, nor I would want to Verizon to, since it is unlimited.

      On the other hand, it would be very beneficial to remind tiered data plan customers to be reminded of their usage, and I hope Verizon and other carriers are doing that by default so customers are jot surprised when they would go over.
      AT&T sends messages to tiered data users at 65%, 90%, and a final warning at 100%. People who claim to be surprised they've gone over are either being lied to by their kids or lying themselves.

      You've got two evils in the unlimited data thing between the two major carriers. One is telling customers that if they want a phone at subsidized pricing, they'll be forced to get rid of their unlimited data. The other is telling customers they can keep it; they'll just have to deal with a soft cap and throttling over a certain usage. Personal feelings dictate which is worse.

      I've always wondered how the hell people can regularly exceed 5GBs of data use in a month. I don't ever put my phone on wifi, watch at least a half-hour of Netflix or Hulu Plus daily, stream from Google Music for an hour or so, and have all my emails and notifications set to push and I've never gone over 3.8GBs.
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      10-03-2012 10:06 AM #16212
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      I've always wondered how the hell people can regularly exceed 5GBs of data use in a month. I don't ever put my phone on wifi, watch at least a half-hour of Netflix or Hulu Plus daily, stream from Google Music for an hour or so, and have all my emails and notifications set to push and I've never gone over 3.8GBs.
      I've heard of people trying to use their 3G connection to power their entire home network (playing Xbox Live on it, streaming Netflix instead of cable, etc). That, on top of whatever else they do on the phone when they're out and about. I'd imagine those are the people that the carriers are targeting.

      I currently have unlimited through a grandfathered Alltel plan (yes, Alltel ) and while I'm loathed to give it up on principal, I don't think it would honestly matter. I just checked and my wife and I average less than a GB a month and we both have all of the usual things hooked up (email, FB, maps, etc). A 5 GB limit would be no big deal at this point.
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    8. 10-03-2012 12:53 PM #16213
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Apple's marketshare up 2.4 points in the latest round of data versus an increase of only 1.7 points for Google's Android.

      Any latest data globally?

    9. 10-03-2012 01:06 PM #16214
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      I've always wondered how the hell people can regularly exceed 5GBs of data use in a month.
      It's actually not that hard, especially on the LTE network.

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      10-03-2012 01:18 PM #16215
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      It's actually not that hard, especially on the LTE network.
      Using the iPhone 4 on 3G, I never went over 2 GB/month. With the iPhone5 on LTE 85% of the time, I am at 2 GB after a week of usage.

      I don't watch any videos.. just fb, email, imessage, web browsing, and some streaming over spotify.

      Note, my LTE is so much faster than my wifi internet connection at home, so I have yet to connect to wifi.

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      10-03-2012 02:52 PM #16216
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      Using the iPhone 4 on 3G, I never went over 2 GB/month. With the iPhone5 on LTE 85% of the time, I am at 2 GB after a week of usage.

      I don't watch any videos.. just fb, email, imessage, web browsing, and some streaming over spotify.

      Note, my LTE is so much faster than my wifi internet connection at home, so I have yet to connect to wifi.
      There's your problem...

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      10-03-2012 03:22 PM #16217
      Quote Originally Posted by joe97 View Post
      There are reports of similar issue over at AT&T:

      http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/01/tech...-data-overage/

      People seem to be so surprised they are going over, whether or not affected by the bug, one word, LTE - sure, it is super fast, so is data consumption.
      I wouldn't be surprised if this is shown to affect more carriers. I've noticed recently that if my phone goes into its low-power mode that when I wake it with the power button I see the 3G indicator for a few seconds before the wi-fi icon appears. That would lead me to believe that the whole time the phone is sitting there unattended that background tasks like checking email are happening over cellular data.
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      10-03-2012 03:39 PM #16218
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      There's your problem...
      actually i've done zero streaming over spotify with my iphone5 (i use an option for offline caching, meaning the songs I put in the playlist i listen to are cached so i don't need to stream).

      I'm guessing a lot of data was used when updating apps over LTE, rather than wifi.

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      10-03-2012 05:22 PM #16219
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      and you've restored it?
      No not yet... how do I do that?

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      10-03-2012 06:00 PM #16220
      This is interesting

      http://www.examiner.com/article/coul...pulled-feature

      Verizon customers were treated to a carrier settings update on Sunday, one that was designed to eliminate a bug on the device, in which an iPhone 5 might have used Verizon cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network. There is speculation that the issue may be related to the "Wi-Fi Plus Cellular" feature that was found in iOS 6 betas, but that didn't make it to the final release.
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      10-04-2012 12:12 AM #16221
      Quote Originally Posted by F1_Fan View Post
      already discussed

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      10-04-2012 06:43 AM #16222
      Quote Originally Posted by F1_Fan View Post
      I wouldn't be surprised if this is shown to affect more carriers. I've noticed recently that if my phone goes into its low-power mode that when I wake it with the power button I see the 3G indicator for a few seconds before the wi-fi icon appears. That would lead me to believe that the whole time the phone is sitting there unattended that background tasks like checking email are happening over cellular data.
      This has always been the case. Wifi uses far more battery power in stand-by than cellular.
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      10-04-2012 10:18 AM #16223
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      This has always been the case. Wifi uses far more battery power in stand-by than cellular.
      And when you say "stand-by" you mean active but not actually connected to a network correct?

      I swear I used to turn off my WiFi when I came into work b/c the signal at my desk was ****ty compared to just using AT&T's 3G. But using the 3G seemed to drain the phone faster than if I was sitting on WiFi the whole day.

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      10-04-2012 04:43 PM #16224
      has anyone seen lines on their iphone5 screen...its like static horizontal lines.. it'll show up for a quick second and disappear..

      ive seen it on my phone and 2 of my friend's iphone5s...

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      10-04-2012 05:30 PM #16225
      Quote Originally Posted by zhenya00 View Post
      This has always been the case. Wifi uses far more battery power in stand-by than cellular.
      Hm. Interesting, I never knew my 4s did that. The 5 must come to life just a little quicker and now I see the 3G icon flicker.
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      10-04-2012 05:54 PM #16226
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      has anyone seen lines on their iphone5 screen...its like static horizontal lines.. it'll show up for a quick second and disappear..

      ive seen it on my phone and 2 of my friend's iphone5s...
      Haven't seen that on mine.

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      10-04-2012 06:42 PM #16227
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Haven't seen that on mine.
      I get it on the keyboard in certain situations that I can't reproduce and only in the "secondary" keyboards like the special character one. It's happened only 2 or 3 times since I got the phone (release day). I should've got a screencap earlier when it happened.
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      10-04-2012 07:55 PM #16228
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      has anyone seen lines on their iphone5 screen...its like static horizontal lines.. it'll show up for a quick second and disappear..

      ive seen it on my phone and 2 of my friend's iphone5s...
      mine seems to do this most when I'm typing in my password for an app download.

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      10-04-2012 09:43 PM #16229
      Quote Originally Posted by bora.the.explora View Post
      mine seems to do this most when I'm typing in my password for an app download.
      Now that you mention it... that's when I saw it today.
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      10-04-2012 10:04 PM #16230
      I'm thinking of purchasing a iPhone 4S from someone but my wife uses T-mobile. Will I be able to unlock it for her or will I need to ask the person I'm purchasing the phone from to do it?

      I've read that AT&T will not do it if they are still under contract though. I'm assuming this person still is, and just upgraded to a 5. Any solutions for this?
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      10-05-2012 08:45 AM #16231
      Quote Originally Posted by modiGTI View Post
      I'm thinking of purchasing a iPhone 4S from someone but my wife uses T-mobile. Will I be able to unlock it for her or will I need to ask the person I'm purchasing the phone from to do it?

      I've read that AT&T will not do it if they are still under contract though. I'm assuming this person still is, and just upgraded to a 5. Any solutions for this?
      If the seller upgraded, he should be able to call ATT and have them unlock the 4S, since it's linked to his account.

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      10-09-2012 11:55 AM #16232
      Had the SIM card problem hit me on Friday. Rebooting the phone only worked for about an hour or two and reseating the SIM only lasted for about a day. Went to the Apple Store on Sat and the Genius said he only read about it that morning but I was the first he's come across. He said to reset the network settings and see if that helps and it doesn't then bring it back and he'll swap it out. I also cleaned the card with an eraser (as one of the suggestions in the thread) and haven't had any issues so far. Just a heads up.
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      10-09-2012 04:56 PM #16234
      ok i have an iphone 4/itunes question

      how do i get stuff from my iphone onto my itunes (not using a mac im using a pc) every time i connect it asks if i want to transfer saying ill loose all my stuff on my phone when all i want to do is take the stuff on my phones (music mostly) and put it in my itunes

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      10-09-2012 06:36 PM #16235
      I used Ephpod (ephpod.com) to transfer everything and salvage my music collection after Katrina. Give it a shot.
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      10-10-2012 10:08 AM #16236
      Quote Originally Posted by Savvv View Post
      Docks for the 5 and new iPod's are on their way:

      I wouldn't mind having the dock for my desk at work, but can I get the cable without the LED lighting?

      We get enough crap as iPhone owners without having a silly flashy blinged-out cable.


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      10-11-2012 02:06 AM #16237
      Yea I'm pretty sure you can buy just the dock as its got the same lightning connection as the bottom of the phone. So you'd use your OEM cable.

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      10-11-2012 02:03 PM #16238
      Quote Originally Posted by SchrickVR6 View Post
      I've always wondered how the hell people can regularly exceed 5GBs of data use in a month. I don't ever put my phone on wifi, watch at least a half-hour of Netflix or Hulu Plus daily, stream from Google Music for an hour or so, and have all my emails and notifications set to push and I've never gone over 3.8GBs.
      I average 8 GB a month. Besides normal text, data usage, I'm on the road a lot and DL a ton of podcasts.
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      10-15-2012 08:52 AM #16239
      I got drunk Saturday. Started tossing my phone around incoherently. Everyone nearby acted like it was a legit baby. Called out GS3 owners on FB since my phone was perfectly fine. Made a video which you'd only be able to see if we were FB friends but anywho...6'-3" drop test = success. Aluminum dinged but nothing cracked.

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      10-15-2012 03:02 PM #16240
      I can't believe I have to ask this but I do.

      On my older cell phones it would display the name of the contact with the number below it, like this:

      Big Lebowski
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      The Iphone4 does not do this. Can this be enabled in some way?
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